How We Got Here / Who We Are

About apollogreen

The only legal way to grow, sell and export cannabis in Canada is to become a Health Canada licensed producer. This involves a multi-year, multi-step application and approval process. apollogreen was among the first wave of Canadian businesses to submit an application to Health Canada.

In July 2019, apollogreen was granted three licences for standard cultivation, standard processing and federal medical sales. We have since entered the global B2B cannabis market with a state-of-the-art facility now fully operational about 20 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.

When introducing a new genetic for commercial production, instead of spending several months to optimize crops from seed to harvest, licensed producers can purchase apollogreen’s premium quality, disease-free plantlets and go to market within weeks!

By selling starter plants in the B2B market, we fulfill our mission—to help large and small licensed producers REDUCE risks, SAVE time, as well as INCREASE their yields and margins. 

Meet the apollogreen Team

Tyler LeBlanc
Tyler LeBlanc
President, CEO and Co-Founder

Tyler is the visionary behind apollogreen. He led the rigorous Health Canada application process and steered the company toward a focus on genetics, innovation and the development of proprietary high-yield cultivation methodology. Tyler also built relationships with an extensive network of cannabis experts.

Richard St-Jacques
Richard St-Jacques
Vice-President

As the founder/co-founder and a board member of six companies, Richard is a serial entrepreneur and revenue generator with 25+ years of experience spearheading R&D and innovation management. Richard was instrumental in setting the groundwork for apollogreen’s partnership with a global leader in the field of plant genetic tissue culture and micropropagation based in the UK.

Sébastien Proulx
Sébastien Proulx
Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder

Sébastien has more than a decade of experience in project management, construction, building operations, and team leadership. Before taking a hands-on role to oversee operations at apollogreen, Sébastien managed a multimillion-dollar portfolio of commercial and residential properties.

Daniel Thibault
Daniel Thibault
Master Grower and Co-Founder

Daniel is an experienced cultivator who has set up, managed and consulted for dozens of Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) and Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) cannabis projects across Canada. He specializes in helping clients maximize yield (in some cases, by 200%) while improving efficiency for personal production.

 

Gary Katz
Gary Katz
Interim CFO

Gary has more than 35 years of experience working with owner/manager businesses, including start-ups of varying sizes and complexities. he has also developed specialized know-how in the areas of corporate tax planning for businesses based in or with facilities in the United States. Gary is Past President of the North American division of AGN International, a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms.

 

John Moore
John Moore
Interim VP, Sales and Marketing 

John has over 30 years of experience in branded consumer goods, investment products, licensing and training sectors. The majority of his tenure has been in executive level roles with large international corporations, primarily across the Americas and Europe, which include the Royal Canadian Mint and Dr. Martens.

 

Ed Rosenthal
Ed Rosenthal
Global Advisor

Ed is a leading cannabis horticulture authority, author, educator, social activist and legalization pioneer. Like Ed, what every member of apollogreen has in common is our love for the cannabis plant—not only its medicinal properties, but the beauty of the plant itself.

 

 

Kimothy Walker
Kimothy Walker
Communications Advisor

For the first 25 years of her career, Kimothy was an award-winning journalist, network TV anchor and producer. In 2014, she launched her second career as a media, marketing and communications strategist. She has forged alliances with globally focused, executive-level consultants while keeping ties with the world of media as a columnist, radio show contributor and keynote speaker.

 

Janine Henderson
Janine Henderson
Executive Assistant 

Janine, (B.A. Honours, MCA), keeps things flowing and on track at apollogreen. She provides a vast knowledge base of transferable work experience from the fields of government relations, health care and law.  Janine also has proven abilities in advocacy, events coordination, fundraising and human resources management.